Both parishes have now held their Annual Meetings, so here is the updated list of members.
St Decuman’s St Peter’s
Vicar Revd Mark Phillips Revd Mark Phillips
Reader Donna Marsden Donna Marsden
Reader in training Clare Phillips Clare Phillips
Ordinand Julie Pelling Julie Pelling
Churchwardens Janet Bremner George Fenech Sue Withycombe
Deanery Synod reps Margaret Tatham Ros Whellams Clare Phillips Sue Withycombe
Secretary Andrew Tatham Elizabeth Payne
Treasurer Glenys Knight Peter Payne
Tracey Gullis Tony Knight Tracey Copp Margaret Gliddon
Sarah Lander Jim Powers Elizabeth Grinstead Sara Hempshall
Chris Wade Cynthia Webb Ann Smith
This year’s Deanery service will be at Stogursey
church at 10.30am on 29th October, followed by
a bring and share lunch at the Victory Hall.
There will be a shuttle for those who do not
feel up to walking from one end of the village to
Prayers for the Benefice
Each week we join our Baptist friends in praying for a local road or street.
Market Street in Watchet and
North Road in Williton
Pray for God’s blessing on those who live there.
Prayers for the People of Ukraine
We pray for peace
There is an opportunity for volunteers to sing as
part of a choir at the Deanery Service on
If you wish to join the Choir please
contact the Area Dean Alison Waters
Next Sunday – 1st October
10.00am All Age Worship at St Peter’s
10.45am Parish Communion at St Decuman’s
Dates for your Diaries
Sunday 8th October Harvest Festival in both churches see below
Monday 9th October 2.00pm Funeral of Michelle Chilcott at St Decuman’s
Monday 16th October 7.00 - 9.00pm Bishop RUth at Crowcombe Church House see below
Sunday 29th October 10.30am Deanery service at Stogursey church see below
Today’s Collect reminds us that prayer is more than simply asking God for something and waiting for an answer.
We are part of the answer, for God works through us. We ask him what things we ought to do, and pray for
grace and power to carry them out. As someone once said: ‘Pray as if everything depended on God. Do as if everything depended on you.’
Today’s Worship and Readings
9.15am Parish Communion at St Peter’s
10.45am Parish Communion at St Decuman’s
Readings: Exodus 16.2-15 ; Phillipians 1,21-30
BENEFICE TEAM INFORMATION
Please contact your churchwardens with enquiries about baptisms, weddings, funerals, etc. and any member of the Benefice team is happy to be contacted with general enquiries, requests for prayers, etc.
Revd Mark Phillips Vicar Tel: 01984-639669 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
George Fenech Churchwarden St Peter’s Tel: 01984-633577 email: email@example.com
Sue Withycombe Churchwarden St Peter’s Tel: 01984-632596 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Janet Bremner Churchwarden St Decuman’s Tel: 01984-632118 email: email@example.com
Julie Pelling Ordinand Tel: 07973-961083 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donna Marsden Reader & Mental Health First Aider Tel: 01984-633707 email: email@example.com
Benefice Website: www.watchetandwillitonbenefice.com
Facebook Pages: www.facebook.com/StPetersChurchWilliton
Report a concern at bathandwells.org.uk/report-concerns or call Safeguarding Manager, Ben Goodhind: 01749 588917
Our Benefice Safeguarding Officer: Tracey Gullis. Telephone: 07361 811707
We are holding in our thoughts and prayers: Jane D,
Janet S, Sara S, Alice, Edna S, Jackie W, Naomi & George L
& Una Hughes.
If you would like to be included on the Prayer List, please let Mark, Sarah or Sue know..
Please continue to send items for the news sheet to both of us:
Sarah Lander: firstname.lastname@example.org Sue Withycombe: email@example.com
Quantock Deanery Prayer Diary - Every day of the month we pray for different people in our Deanery
Watchet and Williton Benefice
24th The staff & Students of Danesfield C of E Middle School (Patrick Weld, Chaplain), Knights Templar C of E & Methodist
First School, St Peter’s C of E First School
25th The Staff and visitors to Great Wood Camp, Patrick Weld (Chaplain)
26th The employees and contractors at the three Hinkley Point Power Stations (A, B, and C), Ewen Huffman (Chaplain to HPC) and volunteer chaplains
Health & Care Centres
27th The staff and patients of Cannington Health Centre, Quantock Medical Centre (Nether Stowey), West Somerset
Healthcare (Watchet and Williton Surgeries), Williton Community Hospital (David Flower, Debbie Banks : Chaplains)
28th The staff and residents of Croft House (Williton) and The Old Vicarage Care Home (Stockland)
29th Parish, Town and Unitary Authority Councillors; Ian Liddell-Grainger (MP); new housing and employment projects
The Church of England
30th +Justin Welby, +Stephen Cottrell (Archbishops)
The Benefice of Watchet and Williton
Sunday 24th September 2023
THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
Knowing what we ought to do
On Sunday 8th October St Decuman’s and St Peter’s are holding their Harvest Festival services.
This year you can bring fresh produce as well as canned goods as there are two charities who are happy to receive fresh produce.
Dates for the week ahead
Monday 25th September 2.30-4.30pm Alpha Course (at Salvation Army Hall)
Tuesday 26th September 9.30am Little Saints at the Meeting Room
Wednesday 27th September 10.00am Little Saints at the Salvation Army Hall, Watchet
7.00-9.00pm Alpha Course (at the Meeting Room)
Thursday 28th September 9.00am Morning Prayer at Holy Cross
10.00am CAMEO at St Peter’s
11.00am Funeral of Elizabeth Crump at St Decuman’s
Saturday 30th September 10.00am Flute choir practice at Holy Cross
O Lord, we beseech you mercifully to hear the prayers of your people who call upon you;
and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do,
and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil them; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen
Dear Watchet & Williton church friends,
Friday 29th September is a National Day Of Prayer For Schools where Youthscape and a number of other Christian organisations/charities are encouraging churches and communities across the country to take time to pray for the children, young people and adults who are part of their local school and college communities.
As part of this, Ruth and I will be hosting a prayer meeting from 7.30pm – 8.30pm at The Sanctuary in Watchet. All are welcome for this informal time of prayer.
There are also online gatherings being hosted nationally early in the morning and at lunchtime.
More details at https://paismovement.com/ndopfs/
Andy Levett Go Team Adviser for the Taunton Archdeaconry.
Both churches will usually be open every day during daylight hours.
Message from Alison, our Area Dean:
I would be very grateful if you could circulate the invitation to all congregations for Bishop Ruth’s visit
on Monday 16th October at Crowcombe Church House from 7.00 - 9.00pm. The Bishop will, amongst
other things, take open questions from the floor and there will be other Diocesan officers there too.
Wine and cheese will be served.